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Your Heat Pump Needs a Fall Maintenance Visit

Regular maintenance for your HVAC system is a must if you want to avoid unnecessary repair calls, higher bills, and shortened equipment life. If you use a heat pump for your home, you probably already know how vital it is to arrange maintenance from a professional during the spring so that the system is ready to handle the heavy heat during a Florida summer. (If you didn’t know that before, now you do.) But you may not realize that the heat pump must have two maintenance visits each year, with the second coming during fall.

Why do heat pumps need maintenance two times a year?

The reason that heat pumps require biannual maintenance is that they do much more work than a standard air conditioner or heater. Even in Florida, where heat pumps won’t need to work often during the winter in heating mode, they will still be on more often than not. After all, the warm weather doesn’t stop just because summer turns into fall. This adds up to an immense amount of work stress placed on the system. Unless the heat pump receives a second check-up during the latter part of the year to alleviate the stress on it from the summer, it can end up having many problems during the coming months.

Something to keep in mind about heat pumps: they use the exact same components whether in heating or cooling mode. When you need your heat pump to provide your home with warmth during the occasional cool, rainy day, all the same wear and tear from summer will affect it. Maintenance is a necessary step to protect your year-round comfort, as well as the system’s energy efficiency.

If you live in Lake Nona, FL or the surrounding areas, sign up for the maintenance program at Southeast Air & Heat. Don’t delay, call us today!

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